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Former Speaker, Benjamin Chaha Dies At 82

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Former Speaker of House of Representatives, Benjamin Chaha, is dead.

Chaha who was a speaker in the Second Republic has been sick for a while but died on Wednesday, March 9.

Born in 1940, Chaha was elected to the House of Representatives on the platform of the defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in the 1983 general election.

Chaha who hailed from Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, was elected as the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the second tenure of President Shehu Shagari in 1983.

His first son, Justice Steven Chaha confirmed his death but declined to give further comments until tomorrow March 10.

Steven said;

 

“Yes but please wait and see me in the office tomorrow (Thursday) so I can give you details.”

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